Healthy food that nourishes the soul!

Our team of brilliant chefs are dedicated to creating an array of healthy, locally sourced dishes that cater to every dietary requirement.
While their menus showcase exquisite examples, the possibilities are limitless, creating a bespoke dining experience that fulfills your unique preferences.
Whether it’s vegan, gluten-free, or any other special request, our chefs take pride in transforming fresh, wholesome ingredients into culinary masterpieces.

Darren Bunn

Specialities Include Fine Dining | BBQ | Mediterranean | Thai | Vegan

With over 25 years of experience in the chefing industry and an unwavering passion for culinary arts, I am dedicated to curating exceptional dining experiences.

As the former head chef of Terry Venables and various successful restaurants, I bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge to the table. Allow me to share my culinary journey and create a memorable retreat experience for you and your guests.

Email: [email protected] Tel: +34 627 46 00 38

COLD BUFFET FROM 10 €per person

  • Granola pots with Greek yoghurt and fresh berries
  • Peach & raspberry smoothie
  • Homemade nut and oat bars
  • Ginger shots
  • Sour dough with smashed avocado, soft boiled egg & feta cheese
  • Serrano Ham and Manchego Platter
  • Selection of tea and coffee

HOT on request with pre-order FROM 15€ per person

  • Eggs Benedict
  • Soft poached eggs, crispy bacon, Hollandaise sauce
  • Eggs florentine, soft poached eggs, smoked salmon, Hollandaise sauce
  • Eggs royal, soft poached eggs with sautéed spinach
  • Frittata (Italian Omelette)
  • Baked Avocado with Parmesan & Courgette.
  • Banana or Mix Fruit Porridge

DAY 1
Roasted Mushrooms caramelized Goats Cheese, Spinach & Walnut dressing
Thai Salmon Fishcakes, Vietnamese Dressing and Salad *Baked Vanilla Cheesecake and wild berries

DAY 2
Traditional Spanish Albondigas in a rich tomato and vegetable sauce *Paella of choice meat, fish or veg
Fruit Salad with Granola, Greek yoghurt and Honey

DAY 3
King Prawns in a garlic and tomato oil
Thai Curry served with Jasmine Rice *Selection of sorbets

DAY 4
Selection of Spanish Tapas
Chicken tikka kebabs, garlic naan, fragrant rice and yoghurt raita *Chocolate Brownie

DAY 5
Thai Chicken Salad
Vegetable & Beef Lasagna served with salad

Banoffee Pannacotta

DAY 1
Tuna Tataki with avocado and Vietnamese dressing
Grilled Chicken Breast with colcannon potato and roasted vegetables
Dame Blanche with chocolate sauce

DAY2
Sundried Tomato & Mozzarella risotto cakes and pesto dressing
Roasted Salmon, Mango relish and Bok-choi
Lemon& Lime Posset

DAY 3
Curried Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Soup
Marinated Chicken Satay with fried rice and egg
Pineapple Ravioli with Mango and Lime Syrup

DAY 4
Grilled Asparagus soft poached egg and Hollandaise Sauce
Grilled Hake with seafood pasta
Chocolate Orange Mousse with Vanilla ice-cream

DAY 5
Cured Salmon with Beetroot Dressing
Braised Pork Cheeks with Cream Potatoes
Coconut & Pineapple Eaton Mess

VEGAN RETREAT OPTIONS

Greek Yoghurt with Natural Honey, Mixed Berries & Raspberry Granola
Selection of Cereals & Almond or Oat Milk
Fresh Fruit Salad
Homemade Granola, Oats & Nut Bar
Banana Porridge
Fresh Crusty Bread, Crushed Avocado & Tomato
Tea & Coffee Selection

DAY 1
Tomato & Watermelon Gazpacho
Vegan Ceasar Salad with Avocado Sour Dough Croutons

DAY 2
Sweetcorn & Basil Soup with Green Oil & Mushroom Toast
Bean Cakes, Aubergine Puree & Beetroot Carpaccio

DAY 3
Pinenuts & Dried Fruits Pesto Cous-Cous Salad
Textures of Strawberry

DAY 4
Roasted Butternut Squash & Bean Salad, Avocado, Spinach & Almonds with Mustard Dressing
Fresh Fruit Salad with Raspberry Sorbet

DAY 1
Sundried Tomato Risotto Cakes, Artichoke & Rocket Salad
Crispy Polenta with Asparagus & Red Pepper Salsa
Caramelised Apple Fondant with Sorbet

DAY2
Roasted Garlic Mushrooms stuffed with Lentils & Spinach with Basil Pesto
Confit Sweet Potato, Asparagus, Baked Shallots & Pepper Coulis
Pineapple Carpaccio with Mango, Coconut Ice-Cream & Lime Syrup

DAY 3
Mixed Bean & Potato Cake, Peas, Baby Spinach & truffle Mayonnaise
Vegan Lasagna served with Garlic Crusty Bread
Chocolate Orange Mousse

DAY 4
Beetroot Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, Sherry Vinagre Dressing, Aubergine Caviar
Mixed Vegetable Paella
Melon & Cava Gazpacho

Any requests welcome.

Debbie Wright - Villa Cuisine

Specialities Include Mediterranean | Asia | Tapas | Vegan
Prices start from €27.50 per head

As a passionate foodie and experienced chef who has lived and worked in the UK, North America, and Europe, I like to cook creative homemade dishes that use the best available, local ingredients. I enjoy cooking many different styles of food including Spanish, Mediterranean, Asian and Middle Eastern.

As a private chef I work with guests staying at Oodles Retreat to put together menus to suit your individual tastes, budgets and dietary requirements.

Catering can be provided for many types of groups and events including family gatherings, yoga & cycle retreats, celebrations, breakfast and brunch buffets, afternoon tea, grazing boards and tables, poolside lunches, canapes and more.

Would you like more than food for your event at Oodles? We can offer a full bar set up and service, cocktails, wine pairings and extensive range of wines and beers.

You will see below some sample menus, however these are only ideas, and we will work with you to create the perfect meal.

For retreat catering, full stay catering and celebration or special event catering please contact us for pricing and sample menus.

Email: [email protected] Tel: +34 651 709 080

BREAKFAST IDEAS
From €10 per person
 
Spanish Breakfast
A buffet style breakfast including a selection of fresh breads & pastries served traditionally with fresh grated tomato, local olive oil and a selection of platters including the following:
Spanish ham and charcuterie
Local cheeses
Spanish tortilla
Yoghurt & fruit
Selection of juices
 
Full English Breakfast
Kick start your day with our full English breakfast, everything you’d expect and more…
Cumberland sausage, finest English bacon, free range
eggs any style, mushrooms, grilled tomato, baked
beans, hashbrown and a selection of fresh bread.
 
Healthy Breakfast (can be fully plant based)
A buffet style healthy breakfast including:
Homemade granola with yoghurt & fruit
Avocado & tomato on wholegrain toast
Overnight oats with seasonal fruits
Freshly baked healthy muffins
Selection of smoothies & juices
Hot items such as egg dishes or pancakes can be added to the above for an additional charge.
From €15 per person
 
Poolside Sharing Platters
Stay where you are… relax, enjoy and let us prepare a
casual, tapas style, poolside lunch.
Mediterranean Lunch – (can be fully plant based)
Freshly made gazpacho
Selection of sandwiches and wraps
(seafood, meat or plant based)
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter
 
BBQ Lunch
Selection of tacos (fish, smoky pork, black bean)
Grilled marinated chicken (piri piri, garlic & herb,
cilantro & lime)
Homemade burgers
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter
 
Plant Based BBQ
Selection of hummus and dips with pita & crudités
Selection of tacos (black bean, buffalo cauli,
BBQ mushroom)
Homemade burgers
Selection of salads
Seasonal fruit platter

From €42 per person

A sample menu including a mix of traditional tapas plus some tapas with our special twist:

To Start:
A selection of fresh seasonal salads to share such as,
Peach, basil & burrata salad
Valencian salad with tuna

Tapas To Share:
Spanish meatballs with sherry and almonds
Garlic & herb king prawns
Chorizo & Manchego tacos
Iberian pork with Spanish brandy sauce
Padron peppers with garlic, lemon & sea salt
Patatas bravas

Dessert:
Basque cheesecake with sangria compote

From €42 per person

To Start:
A sharing board of Spanish charcuterie, cheese & pintxos with marinated olives and cristal bread

Paella:
Choose your favourite ingredients and we will make a tasty paella incorporating your choices of meat, seafood and vegetables

Dessert:
Olive oil & dark chocolate mousse with flaked sea salt

From €45 per person

To Start:
A tapas sharing board served with fresh bread, dips and marinated olives

BBQ Mains:
Garlic king prawn skewers with lemon aioli
Marinated & slow roasted pulled pork with cherry chipotle bbq sauce
Margarita chicken with guacamole & pico de gallo
Kofta kebabs with tzatziki

Served with rosemary potatoes, and a selection of fresh market salads

Dessert:
Rum soaked pineapple with rum caramel sauce and ice cream

 

Kathryn Alexander

Specialities Include Mediterranean | Sushi | Thai | Vegan
Prices start from €25
A chef with 30 years experience having worked in a wide range of kitchens from health food cafes, super yachts, à la carte restaurants to delicatessens.

“I have a passion for feeding people and seeing their faces light up with the first explosion of taste in their mouths.”

Email: [email protected] Tel: +34 688 68 46 74

BREAKFAST

  • Oats done in a variety of ways served with mixed nuts, prunes, fresh
  • Fruit, kefir and natural greek yogurt.

1 additional item per day

  • Scrambled eggs with coriander and chilli
  • Sweet potato pancakes with sautéed mushrooms
  • Vegetarian breakfast bake with bacon on the side
  • Local meat and cheese platter with grated tomato, toasted baguette and olives
  • Shakshuka
  • Poached eggs with smoked salmon and avocado

A selection of tea & coffee

  • Chilli and parsley seafood pasta served with a green salad and lemon vinaigrette
  • Bacon and leek quiche and courgette and goats cheese quiche served with a spinach and avocado salad
  • Stuffed peppers served with a caesar salad
  • Vietnamese cod fishcakes within sweet chilli sauce and asian salad
  • Grilled aubergines with lime and chilli served with a quinoa and roasted vegetable
  • salad
  • Baked seabass with lemon and paprika with a new potato salad and charred asparagus and parmesan

All lunches will be followed with fresh seasonal fruit

Starters
  • Mushroom and truffle soup
  • Vegetable rice paper rolls with a peanut hoisin sauce
  • Gazpacho
  • Selection of tapas
  • Pear, goats cheese and walnut salad

Dinner

  • Garlic and paprika pork solomillo with rosemary potatoes, green beans with almonds and onions
  • Tofu and sweet potato penang curry with rice noodles Paella with chicken and rabbit or seafood
  • Morroccan chicken with chickpeas and apricots served with cous cous and cumin carrots
  • Vegetarian moussaka  with a feta, avocado, red pepper salad, honey and lime dressing
 

Let’s chat about your next vacation…

Address: Benissa, 03720 Alicante, Spain
Phone: (+34) 603 705 283
Email: [email protected]

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